Courses in Traditional (Natural) Building and Green Woodworking

Community run Environmental Education Centre in Mid Suffolk, UK

As a leading social enterprise we specialise in the delivery of Timber Framing Restoration Skills, Wattle and Daub and Lime courses for professionals, home-owners, self-builders, and anyone with an interest in getting hands-on with natural materials (or learning how to instruct a builder more knowledgably). IHBC CPD certificates.

We also run Natural Building Experience days to give you a taste of what we do. Next dates are 20th or 28th July OR 2nd or 9th August.  Accompanied children over 12 and groups welcome. Bespoke parties can be arranged for other dates.

Tree to Timber is back on Saturday 4th August - traditional carpentry and woodland craft demonstrations and taster sessions. Book your place on-line.

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EXCITING NEWS - plans passed to reinstate 1580 Suffolk Long House in a 'like-for-like' manner. Enrole on a Timber Framing course with us, and get involved in this unique framing project.

To check availability on courses, book a course, discuss bespoke training,  or arrange a talk
,  please email or phone 01473-65819 / 07766-054042.

Vouchers for courses are available. They make excellent birthday, retirement or retraining presents.


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  Gemma learn how to repair 1580 jowl post

Traditional timber framing course at Orchard Barn